Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices
December 2000 by Staff
I decided to dig near it to see if there were any more and immediately uncovered others. In total I found a pocket with over 100 crystals in it. I was hooked.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The widespread gold and base metal mineralization supports that many significant lode deposits remain to be discovered.
At the Gold Quarry open-pit mine, a massive electric shovel scoops 40 tons of earth in a single bite and dumps it into a 325,000-pound truck the size of a two-story house.
The story is similar to what has played out over the past several years. The Karuk Tribe of northern California, with the support of several environmental and fishing groups, sues the California Department of Fish & Game in an attempt to stop suction gold dredging in the state. At the same time, they find a state legislator sympathetic to their cause and persuade the legislator to introduce a bill to stop suction gold dredging.
When everything is still dry, one of my favorite methods of prospecting is using a straw to blow out small cracks and crevices that dot the exposed bedrock along a stream.
The Bawl Mill • Letter to the Editor • Potaro District, Guyana • World Gold Council Launches $3 Million Ad Campaign • Prospecting With Color • Prospecting for Platinum in Wyoming • Picks & Pans: More Big River Dredging in Northern California • Epithermal Ore Deposits Associated With Tertiary Volcanism—And the Feasibility of Metal Detecting for Them • A Changing Diamond Industry Looks to Canada for Growth • History of Mining—Bradshaw Mountains, AZ—Part II • Company Notes • Melman on Gold & Silver